Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATIONS – 257

This is the daily exploration for Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
WE ARE EXPLORING THE PRACTICE OF HEAVENLINESS


+ This is a post on the style of The Way of Nature as we continue to explore Heavenliness through the lens of the 12 styles of the Mandala process.  There are 5 more styles to explore and then we will move on to the 9 Attributes of Heaven.

+ It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.

+ Sometimes it really is a good idea to remember how tiny we are in this vast universe.  We even live in a possibly tiny solar system on a possibly very tiny planet.  And each one of us is tiny on that planet.  Humility is something that wise teachers emphasize again and again.  So, I invite you to use nature as a way to practice humility, the second of the 12 practices we are exploring.  Also, use nature for the joy of simply wondering about this heavenly realm so full of color and texture and taste and nourishment and beauty of all kinds.  Joy is the second of 9 heavenly attributes soon to be explored.

+ The 12 styles of Mandala: Creating An Authentic Spiritual Path: An InterSpiritual Process by Edward Bastian are listed in SE206.

+ The 7 steps of InterSpiritual Meditation by Edward Bastian are listed in SE21 and SE213. They are described fully in his book, InterSpiritual Meditation

+ To get inspired and illuminated by Ed Bastian, I invite you to set aside some time for these videos:  Seven Steps of InterSpiritual Meditation (11 minutes) | 15 minute introduction to InterSpiritual Meditation and the Mandala Process | 2 hour lecture & conversation

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Heavenliness page.  Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Heavenliness” or “Love” or “Guest Post” to John@abundancetrek.com.

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